Do iPods Have Bluetooth? A Guide To Features On iPod

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An iPod can be described as a portable music player that was developed and launched by Apple. Though Apple designs iPod, you can use it with third-party devices like Windows and Mac computers. IPods come in different sizes and with other cool features that are useful in many ways. A decent iPod with the minimum size can hold hundreds of songs, and it is portable enough to fit inside your pocket. IPods are convenient ways of accessing your music while on the move.

Do iPods Have Bluetooth?

Yes, the 7th generation iPod Nano comes with Bluetooth. Also, iPod Touch is Bluetooth enabled. You need to check the Apple website for a list of iPod versions that are Bluetooth-enabled. 

What Are The Main Differences Between iPod 7th Generation And Older Generations?

iPod 7th generation comes with Bluetooth feature and can be compared to older options like iPod 6th generation. The iPod Nano 6th generation was launched in 2010, while the 7th generation models were established in 2012 and 2015. The following are the significant differences between iPod 6 and iPod 7 generations;

1. The Look and Design

At a glance, the 6th and 7th generation iPods don’t look similar. The iPod Nano 6th generation looks small and looks like a professional iPod shuffle. The iPod 7th generation Nano, on the other hand, looks like a smaller version of the iPod shuffle. Though the devices look entirely different, they still share certain similarities. 

The 6th generation iPod comes with a clip at the back, making it easy to attach the device to many surfaces. It is the favorite for athletes and regular people who listen to music on the go. The 7th generation iPod on the other hand, does not have a clip but comes with a case that also makes it easy to put in the pocket. Few people will find the 7th generation iPod convenient as a workout companion. 

2. Color and Capacity

Despite having similar colors, the 7th generation iPod comes in an extra additional color, slate or dark grey. 

The slate color comes with a black glass front, whereas other colors come with a white glass front design.  

All iPods 7th generation launched in 2015, came in 16GB storage sizes, unlike previous versions in 8 GB and 16 GB. 

What Are The Main Differences Between The Old And New Generation iPods (6th and 7th)?

1. Identification Differences

The surest way of identifying a 6th or 7th generation iPod is the external identity. External identities such as model numbers are unique on these two generations of iPods and are written at the back of the devices. 

Apple wrote the model numbers on the 6th generation under the devices’ clip, which made it a little difficult to access. iPod Nano 6th generation has a model number, A1366, while the 7th generation has a model number, A1446, regardless of the year of launch. Therefore, it is essential to pay attention to the serial numbers of iPod 7th generations launched in 2012 and 2015 as such numbers are different. 

2. Software and Other Feature Differences

Both iPod Nano 6 and 7 generations come with IOS software to power them, and the iPod Nano 7th generation comes with Playback support plus Bluetooth 4.0 version, which is the newest. With the Bluetooth device, you can sync your songs with other Bluetooth-enabled devices like car stereos, speakers, and headphones. 

Another significant difference here is the total music playtime. iPod 6 Nano provides up to 24 hours of continuous music play, while the 7th generation iPod Nano provides 30 hours of music playtime. The 7th generation iPod Nano can also support up to 3.5 hours of video play. 

Similarities Between iPod 6th And 7th Generations

There are a wide range of similarities between iPod 6 and 7, and these include the following;

1. Similar Colors

Both the older 6th generation and newer 7th generation iPods come with the same assortment of colors though these assortments are not identical. Both iPods 6 and 7 come in seven different colors: pink, red, orange, blue, green, silver, and purple. 

Similar capacities or sizes

Both iPod 6 and 7 come in the 8GB and 16GB sizes, and these capacities can hold between 2000 and 4000 songs or up to 14,000 photos that you can synchronize from the computer. 

2. The same IOS 

The Apple IOS system powers both the 6th and 7th generation iPods. Unfortunately, the operating system cannot run IOS apps and games. So you will have to get an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad if you want to run Apple apps and games on your device. 

3. Integrated Pedometer and Radio

Both iPod 6 and 7 Nano come with an integrated pedometer plus FM radio. They also come with the live pause feature such as Nike+iPod and Voiceover. They also come with the Shake-To-Shuffle support. Unfortunately, both generations of iPod Nano have no speaker, camera, or microphone. 

Both require a computer for synchronization.

Both iPod 6 and 7 Nano will require a host computer to synchronize the photos, music, and video. The operating system requirements for the two types of iPods are different. iPod 6 Nano will support Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer, while the 2012 iPod 7 will support Mac OS X 10.6.8. The 2015 iPod 7 Nano Windows XP, seven and more recent versions.                             

 iPod User Mini-Guide

The following are some essential tips in setting up and using your iPod Touch, powered by the latest IOS 14.

1. Identify your iPod Touch Model

The first thing you should do is to identify your iPod Touch model. To do this, go to “Settings,” then click on “General,” and then click on “About.” You may also check the Apple support article to identify your iPod model based on its physicality. 

Keep in mind that your features and apps will vary depending on the iPod touch, region, and language model. 

2. Set Up Your iPod Touch

You can set up your iPod touch by connecting it to your computer, and this can even make it easier to transfer your files from your iPhone or iPad to your new iPod touch. 

To prepare your iPod Touch for setup:

Make sure your Wi-Fi internet connection is stable and available.

Ensure your Apple ID and password are also available; you can create one if not available yet.

Have a backup device if you are transferring files to your new device. 

To turn on and set up your iPod Touch, press down the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears. This button is located in the top right corner. 

Once the iPod Touch is powered on, click on “Set up manually” and then follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, you can use another iPhone or iPad to perform the setup. Ensure the device has IOS 11 or a newer version and then use the Auto Quick start feature to set up the device. 

Bring the other iPhone or iPad close to your iPod Touch and follow the on-screen instructions to copy the settings, iCloud key chain, and preferences into your iPod Touch. Then, you can restore the rest of your data to your iPod Touch from the iCloud storage. 

You may also set up your iPod Touch by triple-clicking the Home button or turn on the Voice-over located on the screen reader. You can also perform this task by double-tapping on the screen with three fingers.

3. Connect Your iPod Touch to a Wi-Fi Internet

To connect your iPod Touch to a Wi-Fi internet network, go to “Settings,” then click on “Wi-Fi,” and turn on the Wi-Fi. Next, click on the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to and type in the password. You may also join a hidden network if you already know its name, password, and security type. Your iPod Touch has connected to the internet once the Wi-Fi symbol appears. You can confirm the connectivity by opening a web browser.

You can also join a personal hotspot, primarily working on your iPhone, iPad, or computer. To join a Hotspot, go to the settings, then click on “Wi-Fi and then choose the name of the device that is sharing the Hotspot. 

Keep in mind that iPod Touch will try to connect to the most recently used Wi-Fi when connecting to the internet. It will also show a list of Wi-Fi or hotspots available around you when you at any time. 


Bluetooth technology is one of the best features that has been introduced into modern iPods. Unfortunately, 6th generation and below iPods don’t have this feature, and there is no way you can incorporate it into them. You can, however, use your computer along with iCloud to transfer files and data from other devices to your iPod when there is no Bluetooth or internet connection. It is essential to password your iPod devices to avoid file thefts, especially over unsecured internet.

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